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unit there. add to that a power outage in a refinery in southern california and plan maintenance in rodeo. another issue with a major pipeline bringing crude into some of the refineries. >> the bottom line is that we're dependent on it. until we get off the nipple we're never going to stop. they can do whatever they want. >> one problem is that there are a few number of producers who make that gasoline. and you can't rule out that it might be in the interest of one of the producers to cut back supply a ril bit and drive prices up. it's virtual limb possible to figure out if they're doing that. >> i've heard some stories at some point. i kind of stopped listening because there is a reason. and never a good answer. >> and when you need gas, you're stuck. you don't have option autos and here analysts can't agree on with when there might be relief. and we're told that the record here in california likely will be broken perhaps next couple days. perhaps only briefly. there is possible increase in supplies and we may see relief by the middle of next week. >> california has the cleanest
of calls. it was produced by a southern california company called insome kneeack. >> it was incredible. the problem is that no one was notified of the music. this is loudest i've heard. >> not that old. it's sad now, i'm at the age i'm like it's waking up my children it was a first parking lot show and officials say it may be the last. >> a report from the state treasurer shows a disstufshing trend, california bond debt is soaring. we take a look at the impact of the numbers from sacramento. >> california has been on a barroing binge over the last decade from road projects to high speed rail to stem cell research financed of taxpayers through bonds at a premium. and for every dollar, it takes to to pay back. >> unfortunately debt is a good way for today's politicians to pay for things on the becomes of tomorrow's taxpayers. >> a new report fror fr the treasurer show that's a tech yaid ago, bond debt was just over 3.5% of the general fund and this is costing every california about $800 a year to pay it off. next year estimated to jump to nearly 9%. with every taxpayer paying three times
history. >> i just learned this morning that the state of california is suing and going to court to force the disclosure whof are the donors from arizona or whenever that may be coming from off shore, nobody knows. >> the governor suspects the $11 million coming from rich folks in california who don't want to pay the increase in state income taxes. >> following up with something governor brown just mentioned. a judge ruled an arizona group must explain why they will not reveal who pult up money contributed to defeat prop 30. the group has given $11 million to a state political action committee fighting against a temporary tax measure. fair political practices commission claims the path is required to reveal names of contributors but the lawyer says the constitution allows people to express opinions through donations. >> this can only be interfered with if rules are clear and if they have the authority. they do not and coming from donors through a nonprofit, out of state, then landing in california and they're failing to disclose. >> the judge is expected to make a ruling on on tuesday. >>
of california, the recession may not have hurt you too badly. at least not in terms of your salary. a study reveals state employees compared better than work glerz private secretary year. a study shows a discrepancy in paychecks when comparing state workers versus californians. estimated state worker wages including pension pensions roughly 65 thu a year in 2005 and jumped to $80,000 five years later. a difference of 23%. person income was also $39,000 a year, increase to more than $42,000. a jump of only 10% during same time period. howard jar advice taxpayers foundation calling numbers a dangerous trend. >> this is demonstrating how california misspent money state employees received increases not found in the private sector. that is why we find ourselves in deficit situations. >> the report concluded had the public sector grew at the same rate, the state of california would have saved $2.1 billion. unions disagreed with the report they say unfairly labels them as source of the california budget problems. they point out it includes every californian including people not working and highly
northern california division. all of them will be used to provide support and get things up and running. so we're happy to send crews out there to restore customers. we've got 150 employees going from northern and central california that. is designed so we can still maintain safe operations here in california while we're helping our utilities on the coast coast. >> most of the teams have helped other agencies before. the teams expected to arrive in white plains new york in the morning and will hit the ground running. relieving some of the team that's are already working and have been working, around the clock in the field most of them have been just trying to restore power lines assess damage and find out what it is they need. that is why pg&e is determined to get there tonight, if they can. i want you to see these teams that are headed to new york tonight. hope floi get there before midnight but by morning they say they're determined to get brothers and sisters on the east coast up and running again. >> nick, thank you very much. the red cross making a plea for blood donations tonight. the
with bill clinton in california, and clinton will be on the campaign trail all week, and this as a new gallup poll showing a tighter race after the debate. the president now up by just three points after being up by six points at his peak. abc's david kerley is on the campaign trail tonight in florida. >> reporter: 9,000 flag-waving romney supporters jammed the town square, 6,000 last night, all ready to turn the president out of office. >> you all have the chance to hear his answers or his not answers -- nonanswers. now, of course, days later we're hearing his excuses, and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> reporter: team romney is feeling the momentum from his debate performance, and the obama campaign is admitting even the president realizes he didn't perform at his peak. >> i think you can assume that he's reviewed the tape, and it will inform -- it will inform how he handles these subsequent debates. >> reporter: it wasn't all bad news, the president was buoyed by the drop in the unemployment rate to below 8%, and he broke his own record
building along the way. they attacked the california bank and trust. >> we have been told by california bank security that each one of these windows cost $6,000 to replace. the protesters broke 12 of these windows tonight. that's $72,000 in damage here alone. oaknd la police were not -- oakland police were not prepared , so they had to make do with the officers they could muster in a short time. >> if we don't feel we can safely approach the crowd of 250 without the officers getting hurt and also innocent savilleen whys we need to take a wait and watch situation. >> the rampage only lasted half an hour. not enough time to call in mutual aid. in oaknd la, thomas roman, abc7 news. >> san francisco police say many of the protesters arrested yesterday after a violent street march downtown are members of an anarchist gang. about 20 arrests were made after they vandalized businesses, cars and other property. police say they were assaulted with projectiles that included bags of rocks mixed with paint. a family launches an on-line effort to find a killer after their mother was found murdered in
. this recent surge is to blame for a number of refinery problems in california, power failure in southern california and chevron fire in august. all contributing to those high prices. latest prices released from aaa this morning are just out, take a look at this, this is what has happened in the last week, if you filled up, you know it. san francisco $4.74 up 47 cents in a week. oakland up 49 cents. from a week ago. san jose 50 cents. analysts predict once that winter blend mix of gasoline begins selling we definitely could begin to see prices fall. >> if it is right, that would have a major impact on the price of gasoline, increasing our spwhraoeus by 8, 10% would be plenty to bring down california prices to norm app relationship to the rest of the country. >> reporter: the big question is how soon will we see prices fall? analysts are predicting that it could take a week or so. until then, we will probably continue to see prices under the $5 mark. sue thompson, abc7 news. >>> they are cleaning up this morning around oakland city hall after occupy protesters combined with anti-war protes
continue to climb in california. help could be on the way. report out this morning shows prices in san francisco $4.74 for regular. in oakland and san jose, $4.68. higher since yesterday. governor brown has ordered immediate action, urging the selling of cheaper winter blend to start earlier than usual. senator feinstein has asked the ftc to investigate the hike. more on that in a live report. >>> the first nobel pooh -- nobel prize of the year are being announced this morning. the committee says two research remembers have revolutionized the understanding of how cells and organisms develop. the committee will be announcing other awards throughout the week. >>> president obama is coming to the bay area today to make a lash dash for campaign cash before the november election. signs are springing up outside the hotel in san francisco where he has an event late afternoon. then the civic auditorium for fundraising concert and rally headlined by john legend. before the concert, $20,000 per person dinner prepared by celebrity chefs. attended by 49ers quarterback smith. >>> last night the pre
southern california to washington state. >> after interview was the subjects and... reviewing items that were recovered from the car, they feel we can now refer to these people as suspects. >> the 24-year-old and his wife appeared in court today. they were arrested near seattle yesterday after being chased in ko's subaru. police say darnell escaped with the help of his wife, police believe he wounded a los angeles county sheriff's deputy with a shotgun. king's county prosecutor says a sawed off shotgun and several shells were found in the car when arrested the burning question is what could have led the suspects to the home? do we know how these people ended up crossing paths? i can't discuss that at this time. >> i want to know why they picked this house. this court. why did they kill her? why couldn't you have tied her up? took the car? >> answers may come out as detectives begin to pool their information. they're investigating if the pair car jacked and robbed others traveling from southern california to northern california. in hercules, abc 7 news. >> fire investigators say an e
hates to do with what's happening in the world for market for crude and california working out problems. >> the price drop has been averaging 25 cents per gallon it could be soon 40 cents per gallon. when you fact glower a savings of about $4. more than enough to buy this bag of halloween candy. how sweet it is. >> moving on, sadly a man died while working on a crane today about 9:30 this morning. investigators say the man suffered a crushed chest and they say he was performing maintenance on the crane. cal osha working to figure out what happened. in san mateo county identity of a girl whose body washed ashore remains a history tonight. authorities releasing new information in hopes that someone can help identify herks it's a body of a caulk caution female, five inches tall about 108 pounds. she has brown or black hair and fully clothed wearing jeans, black boots and a red top with pink braces on her teeth. contra costa county district attorney is charging a southern california couple with murder in the death of a hercules woman this month. they were arrested near the air post last wee
a congressional investigation into the company that manufactured this drug. >> four california clinics on the list of medical centers receiving steroids located in encino, palmdale and visalia. the surgery center says four patients were treated after back pain, but none of the cases have been fatal. >> there is a huge explosion and a sound of 100 canisters of ether. it was found yesterday by a cleaning crew. because of the volatility, the sheriff department decided it was safer just to blow it up rather than tro try to move it. sheriff officials say it was package ndz 1957, and belonged to a long forgoten batch of disaster supplies. stored at the fair grounds for decade autos happening now, closure for victims of penn state coach jerry sandusky. >> a judge handed down what amounts to a life sentence this morning. he will spend 30-80 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys. here is the attorney for one accuser. >> when the sentence was handed down, he was very emotional. and this is plain to see what a kaj thartic moment waits for him. >> his defense attorney says he will appeal, his security
in a violent west coast crime spree that began in southern california a man broke out of jail in august allegedly with his wife's help. >> and we're live in hercules with more on this big break in the case. >> i have the latest here combining information from washington as well as hercules police. today we know that the police stopped a man and woman who as you said were driving a murder victim's car. and the couple believed to be responsible for a crime spree starting in southern california. and there blue subaru station wagon belonged to suzy ko was stolen from her home, she was found stabbed to death in her front entry pri night by neighbors. the crime spree started when the 25-year-old woman suspect tonya washington helped her 24-year-old husband escape from san bernardino county jail august 28th. the pair shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy who stopped the vehicle later, they escaped armed with a shotgun in, seattle, this morning deputies say the suspects rammed into their patrol car and sped away after a stop for a stolen plate after a pursuit, be police took them into custody at
supplies by 8 or 10% could be plenty to bring down california prices to normal relationship to the rest of the country. >> reporter: now the big question, how soon will we see prices fall? analysts are all over the board on this some are saying we could see prices drop in the next week. sue thompson, abc7 news. >>> they are cleaning up this morning arm oakland city hall after protesters went on a vandalism spree. they broke windows and damaged cars from 14th and telegraph at 6:00 last night. the targets included city hall, police recruiting station, several banks and other businesses. plus, cars parked along the street. police say they were outnumbered and were not prepared to move in and make arrests without outside help. demonstrators dispersed before help could be brought in. amy hollyfield is there now and will bring a live report in 30 minutes. >>> san francisco police say many of the protesters arrested saturday after violent stretch march are members of an anarchist gang. 20 arrests were made. police say they were assaulted with projectiles, including bags of rocks, mixed with pa
. >> just ahead a blistering attack on president obama. california g.o.p. fund-raiser blaming him for skyrocketing gas price autos and former president clinton comes to try to tip the scales in four races. there is a battle on both sides, now. >> there is gloves off, one campaign wants your vote goes negative against the governor. >> there is a service warranty gets five repairs the >>> an announcement from chevron today could keep the price of gasoline from coming down as we might like saying the unit will remain closed through the end of the year. that has been operating at about 60% sense the fire. the damaged unit considered the heart of the refinery because it disstills crude oil into fuels and revealed it's producing 92,000 fewer barrels per day than before the fire. >> and there are average price in california is now $4.67 a gallon. and in santa cruz gas is a penny higher. state republican party went on at tack accusing the president of ignoring the crisis during his visit here, yesterday and blaming liberals for driving price as above $4 a gallon. david louie is live with
will be in california to announce the establishment of the cesar chavez national monument. >>> we're now a month away from the election day, and it's the vice-president ya candidates' turn to duke it out. they'll scheduled for thursday. and mitt romney is keeping busy and the crowd at his rallies are growing. here's the latest. >> mitt romney spent a second consecutive day asking for votes in florida. >> the republican contender is ride something momentum from last week's debate. he has drawn his biggest crowds of the came pain. 6,000 last night in orlando, and 8,000 today in port st. lucy. >> you hard a chance to hear his answer or nonanswer. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses, and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> president obama arrived in california today for a two-day fundraising swing in the solidly democratic state. tonight he'll attend a star studded event at the nokia theater. celebrities on hand to support the president's eelection. over two days the obama campaign is expected to raise a minimum of $59 million. when it comes to
more than 50 crepts in many bay area cities. some california gas prices are now more than a dollar above the national average. the price hike has been blamed on refinery problems in the state. today governor brown stepped in and asked refineries to switch to a winter blend of gas, and that would relief businesses and consumers. >> if it's right, that would have major impact on the price of gasoline. increasing our supply by 8 or 10% be plenty to bring down california prices to the normal relationship to the rest of the country. >> some drivers figure they have no choice but to pay the high prices. >> we live in a state that is very resticktive. costs more to build here, do business here, more to buy gas here. >> the major problem is california has just a few refineries that produce the low emission special fuel for the state and we're in a very vulnerable position when refinery accidents happen. >> now, senator feinstein is asking the federal trade commission to investigate the recent hike in gas pricesment she wants the ftc to establish a permanent market monitoring team. now, pro
. >>> u.s. california foreclosure are now at the lowest level since 2007. 5-3 5-31,000 foreclosure in third quarter of this year. that's down 13 percent compared to last year. california saw 45 percent decline in foreclosure over the last year that's the biggest did he children in the nation. >> to southern california now where the space shuttle endeavor getting ready for the final trip this will take it 12 miles down the road to museum in los angeles. this is a live picture of a shuttle white is being held in los angeles. shuttle has sat there for 3 week at the los angeles international airport in this hangar. before dawn hits the shuttle again the very complicated and slow move through the streets. streets will be closed. whole bunch of tree cut did you know and power lines have been removed or raised in some cases. the trip is expected to take two days. what an operation that is. >> my goodness what a sight that will be. a lot of rain in southern california this morning. we had a little bit here as well. >> a little bit. spencer tracks it for us and here with the lates
is also on alert. >> state of california sued to take masks off some of the mystery donors pushing of anonymous dollars into the campaign to defeat a tax measure on the ballot. nannette? >> federal law doesn't require nonprofits to disclose donors but a new rule does a law just filed by the attorney general is the first test of the power. >> californians one step closer to knowing who is behind americans for responsible leadership ai. group gave $11 million to a california political action committee. the money being spent to defeat proposition 30 and win approval for proposition 32 banning payroll deductions. the commission won the first round in court arguing it's imperative they unmask donors.. >> if not disclosed immediately, each day brings more public harm and less public moth of the -- knowledge of the contribution. >> the attorney says the constitution allow pemz to express political opinions through donations.. >> this can only be interfered with if rules are clear that they have the authority and they do not. >> and judge ruled arl must hand in reasons why it shouldn't hav
but snapped. >> happening throughout northern california a three-day fund-raiser for the family of kenonyoung storm. he was shot and killed last month. now, through wednesday night, 20% of the sales at california pizza kitchen will go a benefit fund for his wife and four school-aged children. >> yahoo imported renewed earnings today. >> the ceo hired away from google gave her vision for the future of yahoo. >> that is right. david louie has the latest happening now. >> happening now, ceo marisa myer had an earnings call. big news had to do with her articulating future plans for the company. she says she wants to improve yahoo's services but wants to push harder into mobile that is where users and advertisers want to be. she sounds as though she's hiring. this includes engineers. >> and it's a very competitive market. >> it's going to have to be a strong vision to compel them. >> yahoo says it will develop content and partnerships. myer is a new mom, she's got two babe dwreez take care of, hoping both grow up successful. >> still ahead today's sentencing of a teenager who ran down and killed a
to avoid driving. how about the price of gas? hit an all-time high in california. the average price in the state is now $4.61 a gallon. beating the previous record set in 2008 by less than a tenth of a penny. a sharp price increase began earlier this week. it's blamed on reduced supply and a volatile market in part due to the chevron refinery fire on august 6th. a gallon of regular will cost you an average 4.68 in san francisco. it's 4.63 in san jose and oakland. prices throughout the state are expected to climb for several more days before finally leveling off. >>> a murder mystery in hercules where a woman was found dead last night in her home. her car stolen from the garage. police have no suspects and few clues in the killing which has left friends and neighbors stunned. here's the story. reporter: family, friends, rushed to this house on ash court, where police say a woman's body was found inside. >> i don't believe it until i come here. oh, shocking. is shocking. reporter: neighbors say the woman living here for 25 years was suzy ko and was supposed to pick her husband up from
are hours from apple's big reveal. pad mini. the unveiling expected to happen right here at the california theater. apple fans have been waiting for months, speculating for months what the gadget will look like. the new tablet expected to look like the hot selling ipad, but smaller a screen that is about 7 inches. possibly with high resolution. the back cover rumored to be similar to the iphone 5, coated alum pneumo, sleek, expected to -- aluminum, sleek, expected to connect with wifi. how much will it cost? apple not saying yet. speculation is anywhere from $250 to $330. if that's true, that will likely give competing products like amazon's kindle, a run for its money. big reveal scheduled here in downtown san jose at 10 a.m.. all the buzz is giving my poor little iphone 4s quite a complex. live in downtown san jose, cornell bernard, abc7 news. >>> price the big factor. david louie will be live tweeting the event. follow him on twitter. >>> traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. live look outside, you can see san francisco, the happiness there, big orange happiness o
'll be applying for licenses. >> california is the first state to ban driver's licenses -- grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. >> governor brown vetoed so called domestic workers bill of rights that would have granted overtime to 200,000 nan yeez housekeepers the governor said it left too many questions unanswered including how it would apply to employees including baby-sitters. >> the california state university began accepting applications for the appreciateman class but will not be evaluating them until november and there is a better idea of funding going forward and if not approved it will lose nornl $250 million. >> coming up, the trader joe's peanut butter recall expands to several other chains, where, straight ahead. >> then from michael finney tonight shortage of a key ingredient in diapers could soon cost parents more. >> and people living in the coliseum get satisfaction after a loud music event kept them up. the news continues in one minute. >>> a big scare over a little misunderstanding when a man was driving to work and wearing a costume that sent police into response
. and i'm not going let it bother me. >> in california were to relax the standard and i'm told it's only been done once when california instituted cleaner standards so i'm told not to bet on that. >> how much are these costing us? do you have a basic car with an 18 gallon tank there is about 25 miles to the gallon. you're paying 17 to drive. if $5.65 it's governmenting you $83 to fill up. so temporary spike may not hit as hard as you think. california does have the cleanest gas but we do pay the price for it. coming up standards that are fueling part of the jump. >> and there are new signs the economy is improving. unemployment fell to its lower level since 2008. this is the first time it's been under the 8% mark in four years so there is a significant event. mitt romney says the drop isn't good enough. >> reason its come down is more people just stopped looking for work. >> this news is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to store points. it's a reminder this country has come too far to turn back now. >> this romney campaign feeling energized but the jobs report may squash som
and there is no one arrested. >> gas prices in california continued to climb, triple a shows a price at the pump went up two cents overnight. and in san francisco, jump a penny up to $4:74. there is san jose average up two cents. this is incremental compared to 45 cents we saw last week but there is relief in site. >> there is prices coming down. >> not long after there was a weekend directive ordering regulators to do what it took, the california air resources board won fast approval from u.s. epa to open stop requiring expensive summer blend gasoline immediately. since it's only three weeks from the normal switch, the thinking is that dirtier formula wouldn't affect it too much it gives a go ahead to distribute it, and sell it this is intended to increase by 10% taking a few more days to dip at the pump because it told us it's more complicated than flipping a switch. >> there is prices that set a record high. we're paying that. they will be coming down and will be make not be coming down as rapidly as everyone wants. >> this is too little, too late. >> republicans calling for adopting one formula a
allow undocumented students to get california driver licenses. another would exempt california police from turning over undocumented immigrants to federal authorities unless they have been convicted or charged with a serious crime. >> we are all californians with or without papers. there's no reason why the undocumented immigrant community should be continued to be subjected to second class citizenship in the state of california. >> currently the federal government secure communities law requires local police to turn over undocumented immigrants who are accused of minor and nonviolent crimes, even if they don't have a prior criminal record. >>> san jose police are investigating the city's 34th homicide of the year. police say it started with a fight near the burn-all road and hospital ray highway just before 1:00 this morning. officers found a man suffering from at least one stab wound. he died a short time later at the hospital. no arrests have been made. >>> the trial is set to begin tomorrow for the woman charged with murdering nursing student michelle lee. prosecutors say giselle
. >>> california will bake in record-breaking heat. downtown l.a. could push 100. and it will be san francisco's warmest day of the year so far. cooler in new england and upper midwest. honolulu will be in the mid-80s. >> the weather is the craziest weather. you know what mark twain said the warmest summer i -- the coldest winter i ever spent was a summer in san francisco. great city, though. >>> when we come back, you might have to get ready to pay a whole lot more. we're talking a whole lot more. >>> then a disposable diaper supply. why the supply is suddenly being threatened. >>> and blown away. the car that is no match for mother nature. ?x?xpcs6$รบ >>> welcome back, everybody. gasoline prices should now head downward, but maybe not right away. the national average this morning is $3.78 a gallon. that's 3 cents less than it was a week ago. now gas prices usually do come down this time of year. and oil prices are falling but aaa says there could be a brief spike first because wholesale gasoline prices are still high. did you get all of that? >> i got all of that. >> okay. good. >>> hospital
there is no fog. in southern california a man recovering in the hospital after falling off a water slide. this happened yesterday afternoon at six flags in santa clarita. officials say the 19-year-old cut in line, went last lifeguards then jumped into head-first instead of feet-first. halfway down he fell off the 75 feet tall slide. park officials say he was not cleared to go down the slide and did not receive instructions first. >>> new this morning, new york lawmakers have launched an investigation into locating sets of master keys to the city that ended up for bid on ebay put up for sale by a new jersey lock the city nor 150 they grant access to subway gates and firehouses men to be used by new york city firefighters to get by locked passages when responding to emergencies. authorities are concerned the master keys may be used by terror groups. it is not clear how the locksmith got the original set. >>> arnold schwarzenegger's book goes on sale this morning he's talking how he ruined his marriage. during his inch view he opened up about the affair with the family housekeeper and the s
in california and mitt romney in virginia. but both campaigns have their eyes on a new poll that shows the race getting even tighter. >> we begin with abc's tahman bradley in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> good morning, paula, good morning, rob. polls show a tighter race after last night's debate. and president obama is bringing up huge cash, in fact, he's back on track to raise more than $1 billion. >> reporter: overnight the stars came out to help president obama. bill clinton and katy perry were among celebrities on hand at a fund-raiser. one of five events expected to raise $10 million. this after mr. obama and democrats raised $181 million last month. the president made a joke last week. >> they just performed flawlessly, night after night. i can't always say the same. >> reporter: the president's rival, mitt romney is on the stump drawing huge crowds, thousands of accounts in florida. >> you'll have the chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. >> reporter: a new gallup poll confirms romney picked up momentum af
. >>> san bruno city council unanimously voted to recommend getting rid of the head of the california public utilities commission. city leaders hope it puts pressure on the regulator and governor. latest fallout from the 2010 pipeline explosion. john alston has details. >> it is a disgrace. >> reporter: the mayor of san bruno talking about how he thinks the california public utilities commission is handling the aftermath of the devastating pipeline explosion that killed eight people two years ago. survivors watched as the council unanimously passed a resolution calling on the head to quit are be fired. >> i can't bring my daughter back. i'm so happy that they are able to stand in front of everyone and support basically the what the city needs. >> reporter: the city is faulting cpuc president for suspending public hearings to determine how much pg&e might be fined and blaming the regulator for poor oversight. george mitchell was brought in to mediate. the resolution accuses peavy of a backdoor deal. now the mayor wants mitchell and his law firm to step down. >> when they came out to talk they
in pin pads capturing credit card and pin numbers at 63 stores across the nation. 20 stores in california were affected by the crime. six are here in the bay area. frequent customers sar have hasn't seen suspicious activity on her card. -- natalie says her personal information has been stolen in the past. while this is concerting she says it is a common problem. >> i am surprised. when i think about the credit card fraud and how we can always get it returned back i'm not too concerned. >> reporter: only one pin pad was hacked at each location affecting less than 1% of the devices. all the machines were disconnected september 14th, after the company learned about the hack no word on how long the bugs were in use in the machines or why it took the company more than one month to disclose the data breach. >> i would have a problem with it if the credit card companies were not proactive in reversing the fees and problem then that would bother me >> there are so many other ways that credit cards get stolen is -- may as well do cash. >> reporter: barnes & noble is urging customers to change the
because they represented an insurance company involved in the negotiations. they say the california puc picked of him el to mediate without consulting them. >> eric: hurricane sandy is going through the caribbean leaving more than 30 deaths in its wake. you see the ominous skies as sandy approaches. by the time the storm reaches the u.s. it could be much more powerful. katie marzullo is in the storm track. >> reporter: some are calling it franken storm. it's very scary storm ahead of halloween as a category 2 hurricane. it has killed 21 people across the caribbean and 11 people in cuba. you know the bahamas are next. then the east coast of the u.s. is in harm's way more ways than one. experts say sandy could join with other systems and form a super storm. they could expect high winds, heavy rains and extreme tide and maybe snow beginning early sunday and things should peak with the arrival of sandy on tuesday. >> it does bring a lot of rain and builds it up. it could possibly be worse than isaac out there. >> reporter: isaac hit louisiana in august you will remember as a category one st
sunday to send california patrol officers to help fight crime in oakland. the police chief embraced that additional help. and burglaries up 40% over last year. governor brown says he will find money in the budge writ to help out oakland these are serious issues. we should do it with public safety. we're limited in funds. >> police force is under manned. there are 629 officers, down from 837 four years ago. >> san jose police believe an accused rapist may have assaulted other women. they released this photo to see if others recognize him. he is accused of raping one woman, trying to assault two others near san jose monterey road. the rape vip was attacked in a remote area and gave officers a license plate number. police caught him. >> last night's occupy oakland protest was more focused on survival of the movement. several hundred mars around and organizers decried violence and event was mostly peaceful, only two were arrested. and there were no reports of broken windows. this morning the area back open for business. workers power washed the plaza. others erased some of the graffiti
will remain a consultant on the film. >>> another shark attack off the coast of california, and tonight a surfer is badly hurt. it is the second in a few days in fact. the fatal attack happened last week in southern california and another happened at noon off the humboldt coastline. john is here to explain why this time of year means sharks get closer to people. >> today's incident follows the fatal attack that happened in southern california. there have been several noninjury shark encounters this year. it is why some surfers call this month sharktober. the image on the surfboard says it all. a chunk taken out by what is believed to be a great white shark. it seriously injured a 25-year-old surfer off the coast of humboldt county. he had a 14-inch gash from his ribs to his hip. >> we hoped on him right away. me and another guy that happened to be an emt. we hoped on top of him and used our body weight to hold it in and make sure he wasn't bleeding too bad. >> another victim put him in his truck and rushed him to waiting help. >> they were in the back of the car and applying pressure to
this morning at 8:00 right here on abc7. >> in california politics governor jerry brown is making an urgent push for one measure on next month's ballot and against another. members of the california teachers association joined the governor in san francisco to show support for his proposition 30. it would raise taxes on high income households to support schools and education programs. >>> i say proposition 30 is about jobs because it's about kids and teachers, and they produce the brains and the skills that make the jobs of the future possible. >>> a competing school spending measure is prop 38. the governor and teachers union are also campaigning against prop 32, which they say will limit teachers' participation in the political process. >>> if you work for the state of california the recession may not have hurt you too badly. at least not in terms of your salary. a new study reveals state employees have fared much better in the paycheck department than workers in the private sector. abc7 news capital correspondent nannette miranda reports from sacramento. >>> a new center for government an
on for the family's minivan which has disappeared. >>> health care workers plan to picket outside california pacific medical center in san francisco today protest marks latest in demonstrations against chmc workers will not be on strike, they will air complaints about cpmc and sutter health. the union accuse the hospital chain of trying to cut sick time and health insurance for employees. -- >> san francisco board of supervisors president chu is doing an about face on his plan to ban yellow pages from being left on doorsteps. a federal appeals court struck down seattle's ban on the distribution of principled commercial telephone directories. last year the board of supervisors approved a three year plan to prohibit distributors from leaving phone books on your doorstep unless residents or businesses agreed. the new law would have gone into effect next may. >>> you see traffic on the bay bridge, still wet, rain and accidents go hand-in-hand, traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. now a live look at the embarcadero in san francisco, definitely you can see the pavement glistening t
't get too excited. gas prices started to fall a little bit after a month of sudden surging in california this average $4.67 a gallon. >> big savings on air fare and deals you can get now. >> apple is making changes at the plant in china. >> and there is your questions on twitter and facebook will answer them here live just a little bit later, you can contact michael on >>> it's official, san francisco has a target store. city target now open taking up the second floor of the metrion building different from other targets and it is tail youred to customers with small living lace spaiss. it's also trying something new, opening at 7:00 in the morning and today is what is called soft opening. the grand opening taking place on sunday. >> there is employers outlooking to hire hundreds of workers in the job journal hire event. there are schools looking to hire staff like uc berkeley and the art institute, organizers say the jobs report showing rate below 8% is encouraging. >> lower numbers going. better for everybody out of work that has been looking for work. i think it's -- it's very good. it'
initiative to help fund california public schools. now, a group from arizona with conservative ties called americans for responsible leadership donated $11 million into a super pac account to help defeat brown's measure, brown said these interests are hurting california school children. >> my career i've never seen such a secret fund of money pore nootd campaign in three week buzz we intend to expose those donors. >> government reform groups are trying to trace the money and have filed a complaint to force the pack to identify donors. unlimbed money can be donated a new law says the names of the contributors to nonprofits must be made public. >> what is challenging is that you have a hard time evaluating the truthfulness and bias of the spender. >> small business action committee packs says the law dictates they must be revealed only if the money is for something specific. >> none contributions are earmarked for anything. and so $11 million will be spent based on what small committee action committees want the goal on. >> the goal is to defeat governor brown's tax initiative and support an
the test so pg&e is warning there maybe a gas odor in that area. >>> california becomes the first state to been bacon verseal form of therapy aimed at turning gay teenagers straight. the governor signed the bill into law pro hinting sexual orientation change for anyone under 18 or therapy that tries to cause that. the senator who wrote the bill says it stops children from being psychologically abuse. >>> this morning arnold schwarzenegger will appear on "good morning america" to discuss his new book where he describes in bail his -- in detail his infidelity. he admitted to an affair with actress brigitte nielsen. >> was that the only affair? >> no, i had others. but, you know that is something that is obviously between maria and me. >> she knew? >> yeah. >> so it is a recurring issue with you? >> i'm not perfect. >> schwarzenegger has admitted to an affair with his family's long time housekeeper which lead to a son he kept secret for years. schwarzenegger will give his first live interview since the scandal on "good morning america" right here starting at 7:00. >>> caltrain adding six m
to southern california. in golden gate park you will have clouds around in the morning hours and low 60s for the bluegrass festival. so a little cool, but it should be nice out there. we are looking at more sunshine as you head south and east today. so upper 60s the warmer numbers to mid-70s from concord to livermore today. that's where you are going to see a pretty sunny afternoon. i think by the afternoon, marin, sonoma, napa, a few extra clouds. partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies at time. look at the numbers along the coast. mild, mid-60s. that's what happens when the marine layer gets mixed out. 69 in santa cruz and starting out clear with low 70s from gilroy to salinas. the big show today, this afternoon, the blue angels, looking pretty mild too. from the golden gate bridge, the waterfront, mid-60s. it will take until the afternoon that we warm through the 60s. heading out a little foggy, a little cool to start out and then by 7:00 we quickly lose that heat and we are looking at that sun setting at 6:44. and the game ton with 60s at 6:30. dropping through the 50s, so it will be co
for several week. >> a southern california couple arrested in seattle while driving the car of a murdered hercules woman were due in jail today for a bail hearing. >> the two are accused of a west coast crime spree including a southern california jail break and a shooting of an l.a. county sheriff deputy. >> police arrested them yesterday driving the stolen car of suzy ko, a retired schoolteacher found stabbed to death friday. >> and five people injured in a multi vehicle accident on vasco road on east contra costa this morning. >> it happened around 7:00 between walnut boulevard and camino diablo. drivers forced to use alternative routes the cause of the crash is under investigation. >> 14 people dead and 170 sickened in a meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections. >> the cdc revised figures adding 33 more cases and two additional dentals. the tainted shots have been linked to a pharmacy in massachusetts. the cdc says as many as 14,000 people may have received the contaminated injections that could lead to fungal meningitis. health officials wanted -- contacted about 90% o
a challenge against california's landmark laws to regulate greenhouse gas emissions tomorrow. a judge strict down the 2006 law signed by governor stpheger that is aimed at cutting the -- governor schwarzenegger that is aimed at cutting carbon footprint fuels. the state has asked the court to reverse the lower court ruling. >>> our air outside fresh and damp thanks to the fog. >> you can see our air out there. >>> we like that high relative humidity, good for low fire danger that is quickly going to change in the next 24 hours, less fog, and less recovery overnight we're talking offshore flow. first things first. look at the fog across the bay into our inland east bay going to take time to clear, 9:00 inland east bay and san jose clear, through 10:00, 11:00 the rest of the bay clears high clouds for the north bay. take a look at visibility right now down to quarter of a mile in napa, half mile in novato up to santa rosa airport half mile visibility. you can count on delays within the next hour, mile and quarter half moon bay. further east concord 2 1/2 miles, livermore is okay, i expect that
say unusual look at something that happens all the time. >>> millions in california will be ducking and covering this morning. >>> good morning sue hall following your thursday morning commute with a live look at the san mateo bridge things flowing smoothly between hayward and foster city and the other direction. full closure this weekend. >>> tonight someone in the bay area will be $49,000 richer could be you i'm katie marzullo live in san francisco i'll tell you the easy way you can enter to win, next. >>> it may be you, it won't be us we are not eligible. good morning at 5 o'clock between the 49ers game tonight and maybe if you are a meteor showers watcher the weather could not be any more perfect. >> but warmer. >>> no need to take your coat to the game tonight mid 70s by the start mid 60s by the end fun electric night at the stick. right now live doppler no radar returns, still following high fire danger in red higher elevations north bay mountains, east bay hills, diablo range that area still susceptible to high fire danger tendencies over the next couple of hours. low to mid
. >> in california politics governor jerry brown is making an urgent push for one measure on next month's ballot and against another. members of the california teachers association joined the governor in san francisco to show support for prop 30. it would raise taxes on high income households to support schools and education programs. >>> i say proposition 30 is about jobs because it's about kids and teachers, and they produce the brains and the skills that make the jobs of the future possible. >>> a competing school spending measure is prop 38. the governor and teachers union are also campaigning against prop 32 which they say will limit teachers' participation in the political process. >>> if you work for the state of california the recession may not have hurt you too badly. at least not in terms of your sal i are. a new study reveals state employees have fared much better in the paycheck department than workers in the private sector. abc7 news capital correspondent nannette miranda reports from sacramento. >>> a new center for government analysis study shows a big discrepancy in paychecks whe
's also allowing for a wind shift. we will be warm not only in northern, central california burks take a look at southern california with 90 in los angeles. but still feeling autumn-like with the cool start. upper 20s in the sierra nevada this morning. low 60s in the afternoon. how about 74 today in oakland? 78 in fremont with some 80s toward livermore. 76 san jose. we've got mid-70s down toward palo alto and redwood city with upper 60s santa rosa. 66 half moon bay. but how about 77 for santa cruz? we are talking 9 in hollister. of course, out in detroit it's very cool conditions with temperatures just in the low 40s. a few clouds. the accuweather seven-day forecast, a lot of halloween events going on. yesterday wood city, boo at the zoo and the weather is gorgeous today, tomorrow. it should be just as nice and then sun and cloud mix with the return to a sea breeze on monday. rain perhaps late tuesday. wednesday it looks like it's favoring the north bay and maybe some showers thursday and friday. so, you know, you can have it all. you have a gorgeous weekend. some rain for the trick-or
. >>> a christian legal group cal yempking a california law banning health officials from trying to turn gay and lesbian teenagers straight and the american skrik association considered this harm tofl patients. conservatives filed a lawsuit to stop the ban claiming it's tune unconstitutional violating the first amendment. >> this is absolutely clamping down on speech by professionals involved and affects minors and their parents rights to access particular types of therapy. >> the group argues the therapy does work for some people and he signed the bill and said, quote, these have no basis in science or medicine. they will now be relegated to the dust bin of quackery. >> an oakland man is one of 23 winners so called genius grants and is a family independence initiative after a challenge from mayor jerry brown taking a different approach to help poor families instead of giving aid it helps them figure out their own paths towards self sufficient. >> we're looking at character loans so that if you don't meet other criteria, there are other criteria you can access low interest loan autos the fam
and officers from nevada and california are transporting keelan in an extradition order. >> and killers are on the lose in san jose. >> police say a man was not breathing after reports of a fight and a man shot to death in a birthday party. >> a witness told abc 7 news several attackers wearing blue ban dan yaz rushed into the yard and shot the victim. police are investigating whether it's gang related. >> in vallejo, police arrested a retired marine accused of shooting and killing two neighbors. >> the 65-year-old served in the marine corps as a teenager, police say they knew each other but have not released a motive here. >> laura anthony is live with the latest in this case. >> and police don't know what made this 65-year-old snap and shoot and kill what appear to be two of his best friends. he walk add cross the street, shot two men, aged 50 and 58 in a front yard of one of the victim's homes. both were pronounced dead at the scene. and he held a s.w.a.t. team at bay 45 minutes before a negotiator was able to talk him into surrendering. neighbors and close friends brought crosses an
from? i don't want to pay that. there are bills began going out to 825,000 mostly rural california residents who live in what is called sra, state responsibility areas where cal fire responds to fires. part of a 2011 deal between governor and democrats saying the fee, generating about $40 million a year is legitimate because the once rural lands face greater right after this ook they pass that tax increase with a vote. >> the taxpayer association just filed a lawsuit claiming that that fee is a tax. it means legislature needed a super majority to be valid. the group wants homeowners refunded. >> we're having them pay it and we follow the lawsuit against that tax base seeking to invalidate it. >> in light of a year seen 1300 more fires state wide, cal fire says the fee is critical. the agency's budget has been deducted by the amount the fire fee supposed to bring in this year. >> there is a majority coming out of the general fund. it goes up and goes down with the economy. with this new funding source with the fee, it's providing a stable funding source to help us preprevent lashlge
at 11:00. it's a record no driver wants to hear. gas prices hit a never-before-season-high in california and prices could go higher. >> a night off for row maintenance for president obama as mitt romney in one of the battlegrounds states. >>> at 11:30, the new technology that lets you print in 3-d. how you can >> ama: this probably isn't worth celebrate but it was an historic day at the gas pumps. prices in california hit an all-time high. the average is 4.61 a gallon. that beats the 2008 record by less than a tenth of a penny. in san francisco a gallon of regular is 4 .68. 4.63 in san jose and oak leafnlt prices are still affected by the chevron rye finery fire. the unanimous average is 3.81 a gal. one woman is cutting her work hours. >> i have to fill up two or three times a week, so in order to make it balance i go in less hours, cut out days and that cuts down on my gas. >> ama: and gas prices are likely to increase over the next few days. >>> with the election just a month away irit was rather low key day on the campaign attachment while president obama celebrate his wedding anniver
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